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Acupuncture and Sports

Updated: May 17, 2022

Whether you are a professional athlete or just a sports enthusiast, anyone can accidentally overexert themselves and create pain or injury to their bodies.

Body aches, inflammation, or muscle soreness can often be resolved with over the counter painkillers or anti-inflammatories. But these solutions are only temporary and may cause further issues in the future.

Acupuncture is a natural treatment that helps your body recover by restoring the proper and continuous flow of energy, Qi. Proper Qi circulation allows for proper energy, health-

When you overexert your body, injuries such as sprains, stress, or any physical trauma can disrupt the flow of Qi. Blockages of Qi can often lead to symptoms like pain, swelling, stiffness, or limited range of motion. All of these things that can continue to affect your wellbeing.

Acupuncture is only a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment, and can often be combined with other therapies such as cupping, herbal medicine or massage to help naturally treat inflammation and encourage tissue healing.

Acupuncture is also a popular therapy for treatment of acute sprains and bodily pain or soreness. It helps the body reduce inflammation, strengthen the body, and improve healing to help prevent future injury.


Seeking Treatment

Interested in TCM? UEWM Clinic offers TCM treatments like acupuncture, tuina and herbal medicines. Look at our Specialists's page to learn more.

Talk to your doctor to see if acupuncture may be a good option for you, or schedule with UEWM Clinic here.

For more information about UEWM Clinic visit our website at

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